Thursday, November 22, 2018

Experience Unlimited Fun for Free and Be Famous with TikTok


November half-term is upon us. Whether you love it or hate it, for some, it's the season every school goers are looking forward too. Part of the issue lies with societal expectations of what it means to spend time with our children. On the one hand, we're constantly worrying about lining up an ever costly pile of activities to keep them busy while we are busy trying to juggle work and personal time.

Well worry not as TikTok has recently launched their #runfreefun campaign where everyone including parents themselves can have fun and be free to express their creativity with their own children. Talk about family bonding.... and who knows you might discover your inner talents you never knew you had.

From 10 to 24th November 2018, join Janna Nick, Nazim Othman, Anzalna Nasir, Shukri Yahaya, and Saharul Ridzwan in their journey to discover exciting and fun TikTok features and trying out unique video challenges. Shoot creative videos of yourself using the hashtag #runfreefun and tag your favourite celebrity to show off your talent. Who knows, you might even get a call out by your favorite star!



7 Steps to becoming famous:
1) Download TikTok by visiting the iOS or Android app stores.... Well don't just stop there make sure you sign up for a free account yeah hehe
2) Open the app, and click on the ‘+’ sign at the bottom of the menu to start a new shoot
3) Select your music, stickers or effect to spice up your video
4) Click the red record button and have fun showing off your moves
5) Click on the ‘icon to see the video, add fancy effects or filters to your video
6) Click 'NEXT', add the hashtag #runfreefun and tag your favorite celebrity and friends
7) Post the video on TikTok and your other social media channels to get more views!



To help you make a cun melecun TikTok video, just follow these top three tips from TikTok below, confirm meletup wan:
  • Use stickers and AR effects - Get creative by adding popular stickers and visual effects. Tapping the sticker icon on the bottom-left will allow you to browse the various face filters and AR effects. Popular effects include changing hair color, make up palette, and raindrop control.
  • Cool transitions - Record in small batches or in slow motion to allow space for you to include transitional effects. Clock on the filter or time effect to set your video pace. The trending TikTok challenge, #pillowchallenge is an example where you can use multiple short shoots to create an awesome transition video.
  • Duet screen - Want to sing alongside your favorite artists? Or mime to a funny conversation? Pick a video that you want to duet, and hit the share button to choose the duet option from the bottom of the screen. Now, just record your own video while the selected video is automatically playing on another side of the screen.
If you're a little on the shy side like me ;) worry not as TikTok is a unique platform that encourages creatorsto express their passion and creativity without borders. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a pro, old or young, if you want to feel closer to your favorite celebrities, friends or set foot in the world of fandom... look no further TikTok is D platform for you!

With love,
Tara

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Dance to the beat of Big Mac and stand a chance to win prizes worth RM20,000




Who doesn’t like to dance? It’s a great way to express yourself, have some fun, and even burn some calories at the same time! Well look no further as TikTok, the world's fastest growing short-video platform, has partnered with McDonald's Malaysia to launch the #BigMacTikTok challenge, inviting Malaysian creators to showcase their best moves!

What will you be doing?
From 4-31 October 2018, you can unleash your creativity by creating your very own TikTok video based on any of the Big Mac chant songs, powered by McDonald's. All you need to do is dance every performance as if it were your last and who knows...... you might be the next lucky winner to win a FREE McDonald's Big Mac and also be in the running to win prizes worth RM20,000.

How do you do it?
To join the #BigMacTikTok challenge is easy. you just need to perform these 6 simple steps ✌
  1. Download the TikTok App onto your smartphone from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store
  2. Click the "Record" button, then "Pick a Sound" button, and then the "Challenge" button
  3. Select your preferred Big Mac chant
  4. Dance and record the Big Mac chant video and hashtag #BigMacTikTok
  5. Post your Big Mac chant video on TikTok and share it to Facebook or Instagram
  6. Select the URL of the Entry, login to the McDonald's App, fill in your details and insert the URL of the Entry and most importantly don't forget to click "Submit"
What is in it for you?
Now to the part where most of you would like to hear... so how do I actually win this? Well the top three participants with the most creative entry will win cash prizes worth a total of RM10,000, while five participants with the best entry under selected categories will win special prizes of RM1,000 each. Not only that, there are also fifty McD vouchers worth RM100 will also be given out as consolation prizes.


So what are you guys waiting for the clock is ticking......tiktoktiktok. Hurry up and give it your best shot and if you didn't succeed in winning don't be disheartened because I am sure you will end up lovin it.

For more information, head over to: https://www.mcdonalds.com.my/bigmactiktok

With love,
Tara









Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dell Inspiron 13 5370 Review: When Agility Meets Mobility


As much as technologies are making smartphones the only device we will ever need in the future, laptops are still the next most convenient gadget that we carry around with us on our daily lifestyle. Whether it’s coming up with a presentation deck, churning out reports or binge-watching Netflix, there are three major things most of us will always look for in a laptop - Portable. Light. Powerful.

The Dell Inspiron 13 5000, to be exact – the Inspiron 13 5370 model is my new favorite because it’s thin, lightweight, powerful (fast), and most of all, it doesn’t only come in one basic or tacky colors, they have one in its most distinct name - Pink Champagne. The color is mesmerising. If you are not one that digs unique, the Inspiron 13 5370 does come with a premium, classic-looking Platinum Silver color.


LIGHTNING SPEED PERFORMANCE
Powered by an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Processor (8MB Cache, 4.0GHz) with 8GB, DDR4, 2400MHz of up to 32GB memory, an AMD Radeon® 530 Graphics with 2G GDDR5 Graphics memory, a 256GB solid state drive, 13-inch FHD anti-glare LED-backlit display yet only weighing at 1.4kg – there is nothing NOT love about it.

Don’t understand a single tech language I just said?

In simple language, the Inspiron 13 5370 is packed with a powerful yet super responsive performance for faster boot up and less waiting time, dramatic graphics for the smoothness and awesome visual performance, an epic memory power for effortless multitasking with all apps running simultaneously.


CROWD PLEASING FEATURE
Aside from its powerful specs packed within this small little guy, another notable feature of the Inspiron 13 is it comes with a Fingerprint Reader on the power button making logins effortless, an optional backlit keyboard making typing in dim light an enjoyable moment and a universal connectivity where it comes with a USB Type C 3.1 that allows you to charge your device.


BATTERY LIFE
At full charge, the Inspiron 13 can last up to 8 hours of light work and an average of 5 hours for heavy-duty work such as binge-watching movies. With the power saving mode on, you can expect a far longer battery life.


VISUAL
With the anti-glare FHD LED-backlit display, your eyes will feel less strenuous from the long hours of works or binge-watching dramas. As it is anti-glare, feel free to use it under bright lights or outdoors without any distracting reflections. Also, the clarity and consistency of the screen color provide an awesome wide-angle view so that everyone can watch the display without missing any important information together.

AUDIO
Dell proudly states that they’ve packed the Inspiron 13 with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro where you can hear everything, from concerts to film scores and character dialogue with rich, resonant tones. For a 13-inch laptop, the audio is definitely impressive cause it is like a Poodle with a German Shepherd bark but definitely not an eargasm audio experience if you are really into orchestra theater audio experience. Nonetheless, I do agree that the Waves MaxxAudio® Pro allows you to hear everything – loud and clear in a medium-sized room should you choose to blast it at max volume. So, rest assured that it will definitely please your clients during presentations.


OTHERS
I rarely enjoy using a touchpad caused it lacks speed, precision, and comfort. However, the Inspiron 13’s touchpad is pretty good. Its precision and sensitivity to your touch are accurate, allowing multi-tasking a seamless process.

Now, this is one feature that I have yet to fully explore as I have not been given the opportunity to test it out, but it’s been said the Inspiron 13 comes with a SmartByte technology that prioritizes streaming content over other applications, to ensure that what you’re watching plays smoothly. This is definitely a futureproof feature as we’re going into the era of live streaming.


DESIGNED TO BE THE LAST MAN STANDING
Here’s the last interesting thing about it, the Inspiron 13 has gone through lots of harsh tests that happens often in our daily lives, such as:
1) For any clumsy users out there, the keyboard is designed to be spill-resistant.
2) Forgot to take your laptop out of the car? Don’t worry, it can withstand short-term heat conditions of up to 65°C/149°F.
3) Worried that by opening and closing the lid too often would lead to loose hinges in the long run? It’ll last for 20,000 times before the hinges start to give way.
4) Irresponsive keys and touchpads after long use? If you can reach 10 million keystrokes and 1 million times on the touchpad. Dell's QC team says it’ll still survive. So, go ahead and spam all you want.
5) Though its height is only at 15.81mm, it will definitely not easily bend like the iPhone’s should you decide to handle it roughly.


PRICE
Now, for the moment of truth.

The starting price of this device is RM3,899.00.

If you’re having second doubts because it sits close to the RM4,000.00 bracket. Don’t worry, it’s still cheaper than an iPhone XS and the Samsung Note 9 and trust me, it's worth the money.

FINAL VERDICT
Seriously, there’s nothing NOT to love about the Inspiron 13 5370. It is an all-rounder perfect laptop for students and working adults who want a fast, powerful yet light laptop to accompany our hectic lifestyle.

RATINGS
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Take my money!

For more information, head on over to:
Dell Malaysia Official Site

With love,
Tara
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Slickest Ultrabook: Dell Inspiron 13 7000



WHY DO I LIKE IT?
  • It's slick
  • It's light yet durable
  • Strong performance for a tiny little guy at an affordable price
  • 2-in-1 hinge - ability to bend at 360 degrees
WHAT I DON'T LIKE ABOUT IT?
  • It's not a gaming laptop
Remember the last post on Inspiron 7000 series launch at Lowyat Mall? (click here if you didn't)

Well, lucky me! I got to test out one of their user-favorite budget ultrabooks; Inspiron 13 7000 for a month.

Who loves going around with a big and bulky laptop? Well, definitely not me. I mean, who loves to carry around an 8KG weight with them everywhere they go? Regardless if it's for work, personal use especially, holidays when you just need to backup, check and edit your travel experience.
H-A-S-S-L-E.

THE INSPIRON 13 7000 2-IN-1



And here's the good stuff - Dell recently updated their Inspiron 13 7000 with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U CPU processor (8MB Cache up to 4.0 GHz), Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB RAM with 256GB solid-state drive packed into a 13.3inch FHD IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Touch Display with wide viewing angles-IR Camera for the price off RM5899!

Source: SOOMPI - My Love from the Stars

PERSONAL COMPATIBILITY
This baby is one of the most awesome 13-inch ultrabooks that I have ever tried. Most compact laptops come with limitations - e.g., slow loading time, overheating and poor resolutions just to name a few. The Inspiron 13 on the other hand really amazes me as it was actually able to handle photo editing - e.g. Lightroom & Photoshop. Not only that, this baby comes with a 2-in-1 hinge that allows it to be bent up to 360°. I can finally watch all my favorite TV-series, K-Drama & movies in any possible position/angle!

RATINGS
★ ★ ★ ★ 



WORK COMPATIBILITY
This is your best partner in crime - flashing out this baby to my clients during meetings definitely got them jaw-dropping especially the fact that it is touch-screen. It loads really fast even with multiple tabs running with the addition of a wide viewing angle display. It's definitely way portable than my current 15-inch laptop as it is lighter and an average of 7 hours of usage on battery alone.

RATINGS
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

DURABILITY
I did not manage to do a drop test on this at all as I can't get myself to drop this baby and have it scratch but according to Dell, the chassis is made of aluminum which is supposed to be durable enough to withstand light knocks.

BATTERY LIFE
Believe it or not, this baby can last me through up to 7 1/2 hours for work which includes web surfing, sending out emails, while listening to my favourite playlist on Spotify! That to me is pretty darn impressive. If you are a movie buff, the battery can only provide an average of about 4 hours for movies in full brightness.


AUDIO
If you're looking for a laptop that will be able to provide you with bass thumping sounds, you are better off investing in a separate speaker. If having the best audio isn't your main concern, the Inspiron 13 7000 audio will do just fine. In fact, the volume when put to max level, is pretty loud for a tiny guy thus, making it perfect for meeting presentations.

DISPLAY
Display wise, the elegant thin-bezel will provide you with the best movie binge experience in the comfort of your own home. Besides that, the Full HD IPS touch display comes with a wide-angle viewing screen which really comes in handy during meetings and discussions.

OVERALL VERDICT
I was 90% close to trading off my current laptop for this new baby but I can only live sanely with the existence of games. Thus, the only sad part that the Inspiron 13 7000 was not able to satisfy me was the fact that it is not powerful enough to support games such as League of Legends - which then again meets only the needs of my personal interest.


In a nutshell, if you are on a look-out for a laptop that is not too bulky for work & personal use, look no further because this is the best companion anyone could ever ask for.

OVERALL RATINGS
★ ★ ★ ★ 

For more information, head on over to:
Dell Malaysia Official Site

With love,
Tara

Saturday, December 2, 2017

90's Hairstyle Salon: The Place To Go For Instaworthy Hair Color Trend


MY HAIR HISTORY
Bleaching once is enough to destroy your hair. Then there was me, who allowed a hairstylist to bleached her hair 5 times in one seating and another 1-2 time on her next visit just to get that perfect "grey hue" hair color for that insta-worthy hair look.


The result? Wasn't entirely the perfect grey and I ended up with horrendous hair damage. Thankfully, hair grows and all I gotta do is wait patiently for my hair to grow and repeat the search ๐Ÿ˜

But thanks to social media & Pinterest, I couldn't hold myself back from having those cool colored hair cause they look so PRETTY and a little bird recommended me to try 90's Hairstyles. Because of the endless temptations, I gave in and decided to toss my hair's luck on them, 90's Hairstyles.


90'S HAIRSTYLE SALON
They're a newly open hair salon at Sri Petaling's commercial hot spot tucked at the inner lane of Ten Years Restaurant.


A well-designed minimalist concept with spacious space between neighboring seats and walkways for personal space privacy.

A spacious leather chair that comes with a lower back cushioning for extra comfort. 


Full-length mirrors that make space looks a lot spacious than it is and the best tool to get that perfect LOTD & OOTD selfie.

And the one thing that I love the most from them was, their unique customer service as they provide blankets and warm drinks for that cozy, homely feeling. The only thing that was missing was a fireplace or it would have been perfect ๐Ÿ’“.


BLEACH + DYE

So, my visit to the salon was simple, dye - to revamp my washed out colored ends.

However, the challenge here is - my ends are pretty much damaged from the past bleaches and another bleach might pretty much just make them snap.


So, after 5 minutes of raising my concerns to Jennifer, she assured me that I will still be able to achieve the color that I want without damaging my hair. At first, I was skeptical but the moment I saw the Olaplex bottle, I know I am in GOOD HANDS. No joke, Olaplex is the savior, if you are planning to bleach and dye your hair, ALWAYS make sure its Olaplex and your hair is damage-proof!


Aside from Olaplex, they use FARMESI Color Method from Italy to protect my hair, scalp and skin from the hair dyes. Which, is another AMAZING stuff cause I literally had no burning sensations neither do I have to deal with weird patches of hair dye on my forehead that I often experience after a hair dye from other salons because FARMESI's Color Method creates a barrier to protect the scalp and skin while the dyes and bleach does its job.


RATINGS
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (I have no reason to pinalize them on the stars...so full star for them ๐Ÿ’“)
The entire process took me 2 hours and the final verdict: Totally worth it!


If you're looking for a place to dye your hair and you have the following concerns:
*Itchy/burning scalp
*Hair damage from bleaching
*Unnatural looking hair colors

Head to 90's Hairstyles Salon as I can attest you that they will be able to help you achieve those insta-worthy hair colors without its consequences! Don't believe me? Check their Facebook & Instagram (link's below) out for all their insta-worthy hair picture collection.


For more information:-
Address:
8, Jalan Radin Bagus 6
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact number for reservations: 03-9054 6881

With love,
Tara

Sunday, October 29, 2017

DELL Introduces the Latest INSPIRON 7000 Series @ Lowyat Mall

Dell recently launched their revamped exclusive store @ Lowyat Mall along with the latest Dell Inspiron 7000 series laptop - the latest, awesome companion ever invented for all on-the-go users to date.


WHY IS IT AWESOME?
  1. It's only 13.3inch, it's full HD AND it has comes with an IPS touch display.
  2. Using 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor/Intel Core i7-8550U processor with a 8GB of 2400MHz memory and 256GB of SSD storage.
  3. 2 USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a headphone jack, an HDMI 2.0 port, a USB Type-C 3.1 gen 1 port and an SD card slot.
Last but not least, you can flip your screen 180 for easy-sharing of what you're viewing with your friends!

HOW HEAVY IS IT?
Well, for this little baby, despite its size being at 13.3inch and given the fact it looks slick and slender, it weighs 1.45KG.

Not so keen on the whole 13inch, 2-in-1 plus points? Well, you can always opt for the Inspiron 15 7000.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 15 & 17?
  •         15.6inch, for those who like their stuff to be big - for easy viewing.
  •         It does not have the touch sensitive.
  •        8th gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor with 4GB of DDR4 2,400MHz RAM and a 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage combo or 8th gen Intel Core i7-8550U chip with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage combo.
  •         NVIDIA GeForce 940MX discrete graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
  •         an Ethernet port
  •         Additional 0.54KG in weight (1.99KG in total)
  •         It is cheaper than its smaller counterpart!
  •        It comes in two (2) color option – rose gold or silver


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
  • RM5,449 for the Core i5 model
  • RM5,899 for the Intel Core i7 model

Inspiron 15 7000
  • RM4,449 for Core i5 model

IS THIS LAPTOP FOR ME?
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
If you're in the marketing, sales line or an entrepreneur who meets customers on a daily basis. The Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 laptop is definitely for you as the specs allow medium multi-tasking works (e.g. quick photo editing) while the design allows easy-sharing among friends and clients due to its 180-degree hinge and it's compact.

Inspiron 15 7000
If you're into designing, video and photo editing - heavy user for software such as Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop (to name a few) or perhaps even a Gamer that plays games such as Diablo III, Overwatch, League of Legends, Dota2 yet travels around very frequently - this is definitely the laptop that you would want to go with instead of the latter.

For more information:
Interested in the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1? Click here.
Interested in the Inspiron 15 7000? Click here.


You're interested but you wanna test it out before committing to it, then head on over to:
Dell Flagship Store
Lot G001, Plaza Low Yat, 7,
Jalan Bintang, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia


With love,
Tara
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